5 Websites That Can Help You Make Extra Money

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If you are looking for ways to make a few extra bucks, you’re in luck. The holidays are a great time to find seasonal work or start a side business so that you can pad your bank account. Fortunately, there are also websites designed to help consumers like you locate cash-making opportunities. Here are some sites that are sure to help you have a happier holiday.


1. DogVacay

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If you love animals, this is the perfect holiday gig for you. DogVacay is a service that gives animal lovers the opportunity to dog sit. However, you’ll face some stiff competition if you want to be a host. DogVacay only accepts 15% to 20% of applications. You must complete an online application and pass a phone interview and reference check. If you are chosen, you’ll get online video training and testing, and you can set your own rates and schedule once you’re ready to start. The best part is that you also have a choice of which dogs you want to watch.


2. Everything But the House

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Everything But the House provides a quick and simple way to conduct an online estate sale. If you are downsizing or need to liquidate some of your assets after a divorce, this may be a good place to advertise your belongings. If you’re not sure where to start, EBTH offers a team of experts to help you handle cataloging, photography, payment, and delivery. Their team can also arrange a sale preview with interested buyers so they can see items in person (previews can take place in your home or at one of the EBTH showrooms).

If you are looking to purchase items rather than sell, you’ll be delighted by the prices. All items start at $1 and each sale lasts for one week. New users are eligible to receive discounts depending on the amount of items purchased.

3. FameBit

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If you already have a business but you’re looking for additional ways to increase your customer base, FameBit could be part of your action plan. FameBit describes itself as the first self-service open marketplace where brands and creators can collaborate on content. If you want to get the word out about your brand, FameBit helps you connect with content creators so you can develop a budget and then get videos uploaded through well-known YouTubers with a large audience.


4. Tradesy

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Do you have clothing and accessories that you want to trade in for cash? No problem. Tradesy gives you a platform for selling the items piling up in the back of your closet. Shipping your inventory is free and easy. Tradesy provides a prepaid, pre-addressed shipping kit that you can use to ship your items. Note that Tradesy receives a 9% commission from each sale.


5. VarageSale

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Now you can have a garage sale without setting up tables outside your home and littering your lawn with old clothes, toys, and furniture. VarageSale is—you guessed it—a virtual garage sale where you can advertise your wares to customers in your neighborhood. Right now, VarageSale is available in 44 states and internationally. However, items are sold and purchased within nearby communities. You won’t have to worry about moving inventory, as the average VarageSale member purchases roughly 10 items per month. And no item is too big or small; users can purchase anything from nail polish to a house on the site.

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